Assistive Technology

Illustration: Question marks and symbols of technology including cell phones and computers.
October 5, 2017
Test your knowledge about how color, video and more relate to web accessibility.
A man smiling while holding the Orbit refreshable braille reader in his hands
August 4, 2017
Library patrons will test new affordable braille e-reader as part of a one-year pilot program.
Two women standing in front of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
June 28, 2017
Members of Congress heard from Perkins accessibility expert Marla Runyan on the importance of assistive technology for people with disabilities.
A hand holds an iPhone showing the Voiceover screen.
May 18, 2017
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, learn how to browse websites, use smartphones and much more without vision.
Cory stands holding his diploma wearing black a cap and gown
May 9, 2017
If you're blind, you can still go to college, use money and coordinate your outfit. Here's how.
Corinne Grousbeck and Dave Power dancing at the gala
May 5, 2017
The annual event raised $1 million to support education for students with visual impairment.
A young girl smiles as she plays with a blue ball.
April 24, 2017
The Perkins Toy and Resource Library offers a wide variety of educational toys for itinerant teachers to borrow.
A hand holds a circular piece of wood against another piece of wood.
April 21, 2017
An army of volunteers at Perkins' Assistive Device Center build a variety of kid-friendly devices to help children learn.
A man uses an iphone while standing next to a bus stop
April 6, 2017
Perkins partners with MIPsoft, makers of the popular BlindSquare app, to help more travelers with visual impairments find bus stops in the Boston area.
A bearded man looks through a transparent smartphone
April 4, 2017
Want to help? Here are four ways you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who are blind.

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